The Green Bay Packers remained a perfect 7-0 as they beat the 1-6 Minnesota Vikings 33-27 on Sunday. The last undefeated team in the NFL was tested by its division foe in the first NFL start in the career of Christian Ponder.
After falling behind early and trailing at halftime, the Packers used a big third quarter to take control of the game as they held off a late Vikings rally. In their best performance of the season, the Vikings just didn't have the firepower to finish the job and take out the champs.
The Packers now head into their bye week before a road matchup against the San Diego Chargers in Week 9.
In the win, the Packers benefited from some great individual performances as they took a commanding two-game lead in the NFC North division race.